We like to encourage the children to get familiar with the alphabet, but in a way that's as fun as possible.
I had purchased an old Scrabble game a while back because I knew that I'd be able to use the letters for a learning activity at centre time.
Here's the game I created.
I made a big poster with all the letters of the alphabet.
Then I hid Scrabble letters from A-Z in a bin of sand beside the poster.
The children needed to dig to find the letters and then place them on the matching letter on the chart.
For older students, I would provide a chart with lower case letters to make the matching game a little more challenging.
When the players had matched all the letters, they enjoyed hiding them back under the sand again for the next person.
A version of this game would also be a good way to practice number recognition.
Hmmm... and we just picked up some magnetic numbers. I think I just picked my next little project :)
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